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Dec 22, 2012 8:00am PST
these are the final days of the place. exploratorium opened in 1969, with interactive exhibits, making science fun. a memory wall is up now where staff and visitors are sharing photos and thoughts about four decades of experiences here. one of those visitors who came back to take a look is brian matthews. >> it made a big impression on my childhood. i really wanted to save it for the future. >> brian is an engineer with autodesk. he an expert in what is known as reality capture. >> i called up my friends, they were game. >> brian got a few other volunteers and they are working as fast as they can to make a three dimensional record of the building and exhibits. they are using different technologies, including one that starts with photos from a still camera. you take photos from different angles and feed them into a computer and amazing software program puts them together into this incredible image. >> that software can analyze the two dimensional pictures and make a three dimensional model from an ordinary camera. >> they are using laser scanners starting in the machine shop. a sophisticated softwa
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